Category Archive: U of M Community

Community Service: Habitat for Humanity

This past Friday, September 30th, some members of the University of Michigan Rugby Football Club volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity® build in nearby Ypsilanti Michigan.  The players were helping Habitat remodel a house that they had purchased from the city.  Throughout the day, the players helped paint doors, remove unneeded walls, caulk doorways and …

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Beware the Wolverine

Since Monday 9th September the UMRFC has been gaining early access to the weight room in the Intramural Sports Building in order to conduct a team lift prior to business hours. Despite the early wake up call, players are determined to take every opportunity to gain an advantage over their opposition on Saturdays. Last week …

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Summer High School Clinic a Success

High school players from various Michigan programs enjoyed a day with U of M at the summer clinic this past weekend. The players spent 6 hours working mainly on fundamental skills and decision making. The day included many games and some team play. Chase Chapman won the 1v1 competition while Will VanderArk was awarded Player …

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Michigan Rugby Puts in 23 Man Lineup for Blood Battle

The UMRFC is assisting U of M in the 31st Blood Battle with Ohio State. To bring some more energy into the giving, 23 players and one coach have been named to our blood giving lineup for Michigan’s final push before Thanksgiving. Michigan is currently winning 1,824 to 1,412. Here’s to a 5th Blood Battle …

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UMRFC in the Club Sports Monthly

Read about some of the club’s September highlights in the most recent Club Sports Monthly.

Athletic Department Strength Education

A handful of the team’s top weightlifting players recently received hands on strength training from U of M Strength and Conditioning graduate assistant Katlyn Haycock. Jared Bosma, Joel Conzelmann, and Mike LaCivita along with strength and conditioning coach Stu Roche and head coach Matt Trenary were taken through the fundamental components of lifting at the …

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Training Future Michigan Rugby Players

The UMRFC recently spread their rugby knowledge, helping at the MITE camp as well as hosting their first summer rugby clinic. Players helped at the 2012 MITE (Michigan Introduction to Technology and Engineering) camp alongside players from the women’s rugby club. More than 40 students in the 10th and 11th grades participated in small drills …

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Michigan Rugby to Host High School Clinic

Michigan Rugby will be hosting a one day clinic for any high school players looking to advance their skills over the summer. The clinic will be July 14th at Mitchell Field from 10:00am to 4:00pm. All clinics participants will receive lunch and a clinic t-shirt. The clinic will expose players to drills used by Michigan …

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Status update

Today’s Michigan Daily has a small section on the UMRFC.
You can view the article here.

France Tour Wrap Up

The UMRFC has returned from a successful spring break tour to France. 33 players and 1 coach were able to represent U of M abroad and below are some highlights from the trip outside of the match reports. Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial One of the strongest impressions left on the team …

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